I am a mixed-methods computational social scientist on the UX Research team at Facebook. Before Facebook, I completed my PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, where I wrote my dissertation on collaborative information aggregation and gatekeeping in response to breaking news events (on reddit.com). My research generally focuses on collaborative interactions and peer production on and across new media technologies, such as social media platforms and online multiplayer games. I am also interested in emerging computational methodologies, particularly combining traditional ethnography with machine learning, social network analysis, and natural language processing. In addition to Facebook, I have previously worked in research roles with Sony PlayStation, Disney Interactive, Microsoft Research, and MIT.
social media, human-computer interaction, peer production, online collaboration, digital affordances, computational social science, ethnography, mixed methods